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Ann Brooks

Professor Ann Brooks (FAcSS) is a full term International Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) for the duration of the grant 2011‒2018. Ann is Professor of Sociology in Bournemouth University in the UK and, in 2018‒2019, is a Visiting Professor at Australian Catholic University 2018. She is working with Professor Bryan Turner at the Institute of Religion, Politics and Society on the submission of an application for an ARC Centre of Excellence for the Study of Citizenship and Civility in Public Culture. Ann has recently completed a new book, Women, Politics and the Public Sphere (Policy Press, 2019) and is working on her latest book Love and Intimacy in Contemporary Society (Routledge, 2019).

She was a appointed as Professor of Sociology at Bournemouth University in 2015; was a Visiting Professor at Plymouth University in 2014; a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (2013); and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley 20112012.

She was appointed Professor of Sociology and Cultural Studies at The University of Adelaide in 2008 before becoming part of CHE. She is author of Academic Women (Open University Press, 1997); Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms (Routledge, 1997); Gendered Work in Asian Cities: The New Economy and Changing Labour Markets (Ashgate, 2006) and Gender and the Restructured University: Changing Management and Culture in Higher Education (with Alison Mackinnon) (Open University Press, 2001). Recent books include: Social Theory in Contemporary Asia: Intimacy, Reflexivity and Identity (Routledge, 2010); Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets (Routledge, 2011); Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity (Palgrave 2012) (with Ruth Simpson). Her latest books are: Emotions and Social Change. Historical and Sociological Perspectives, co-edited with David Lemmings (Routledge, 2014); Popular Culture, Global Intercultural Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); Consumption, Cities and States: Comparing Singapore with Asian and Western Cities (with Lionel Wee) (Anthem Press, 2014); Women, Politics and the Public Sphere (Policy Press, forthcoming 2019); and Love and Intimacy in Contemporary Society (London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2019).

Contact

Ann.Brooks@acu.edu.au

Research

Publications

Brooks, A. Love and Intimacy in Contemporary Society. London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2019.

Brooks, A. Women, Politics and the Public Sphere. Bristol: Policy Press, forthcoming 2019.

Brooks, A. Genealogies of Emotions, Intimacies and Desire: Theories of Changes in Emotional Regimes from Medieval Society to Late Modernity. Foreword by David Konstan (NYU). New York/London: Routledge, 2017.

Lemmings, D. and A. Brooks, eds. Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2014.

Brooks, A. ‘"The Affective Turn" in the Social Sciences and the Gendered Nature of Emotions: Theorizing Emotions in the Social Sciences from 1800 to the Present'. In Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives, edited by D. Lemmings and A. Brooks. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Lemmings, D. and A. Brooks. 'Introduction: the Emotional Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences'. In Emotions and Social Change: Historical and Sociological Perspectives, edited by D. Lemmings and A. Brooks. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. 

Brooks, A. and R. Simpson. Emotions in Transmigration: Transformation, Movement and Identity. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 207pp.

Brooks, A. and T. Devasahayam. Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets ‒ Asian and Western Perspectives. London: Routledge, 2010 (paperback, 2013; e-book, 2014).

Conference Papers (refereed)

June 2014 Gender, Work and Organization, 8th Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference, 24‒26 June, Keele University, Title of Paper: ‘Organizational Image and the Emotional Labour of Organisations: Intimacy, Identity and the Politics of Privacy in Organisations’.

April 2013 British Sociological Association Conference, 3‒5 April 2013 London, ‘"California Dreamin": Gender, Violence and  Heteronormativity in Immigration Narratives for Migrants in California’. Paper accepted  for the Sociology of Rights Stream.